Under the state’s new school funding system, districts will receive extra state education money for high-needs students, defined as children from low-income families, English learners and foster care youth. The new system is based on the premise that students with additional academic needs require additional resources.
Students do better in school when they feel connected to what they are learning, teacher says.
Studies of the Math in Common project offer lessons for other districts and a warning: Steady progress takes a long-term commitment.
The ACT and SAT provide many valuable benefits to both students and schools, proponents say.
Fresno Unified and San Diego Unified case studies show how districts can effectively target resources.
One recent study found that among foster youth who enrolled in post-secondary education just 49.6 percent completed their first two semesters.
A commitment to save a California school includes a groundbreaking agreement between the teachers' union and school district.
The solution for schools isn't as simple as passing a new tax, researcher says.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District has embarked on an 18-month plan to redesign a struggling East Bay school. Will it succeed?
As district recovers after strike, superintendent calls on state to provide more funding.
Tony Thurmond is creating work groups to focus on critical education issues while building a relationship with Gavin Newsom and building confidence in a state education department that’s been understaffed and underfunded.
College quality to should be measured by the number and diversity of the students they graduate, not by institutional wealth and high rejection rates, author says.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris championed tough-on-truancy laws while serving as San Francisco’s district attorney and California attorney general. Now she's taking heat for it on the campaign trail.
Assemblywoman has introduced a bill that would ban some inexperienced teachers from schools with a high percentage of low-income students.
Initiative takes afterschool programs to affordable housing communities.
More attention, training needed to solve the problem of misleading grades, author says.